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Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Philosophy of this Textp. 3
Why Include Children with Special Needs in Regular Early Education Programs?p. 3
Early Intervention Specialists: Their Role in the Integration of Children with Special Needsp. 6
Co-Located Programs: A Programmatic Arrangement That Facilitates Integrationp. 7
Special Concerns of Parentsp. 10
Suggestions for Successful Integration of Children with Special Needsp. 10
Providing for Special Needs in Early Education: The Challengep. 15
Historical Perspectives on Early Childhood Special Educationp. 17
Intervention Programs for Children with Special Needsp. 24
Societal Pressures: The Impact of Litigation and Legislationp. 28
Historical Approaches to Early Education Programmingp. 33
Current Trends in Early Childhood Special Educationp. 41
Best Practices in Early Childhood Educationp. 42
Additional Best Practices for Children with Special Needsp. 44
Viewing the Child with Special Needs as a Child Firstp. 45
Service Delivery Systemsp. 45
In Partnership with Familiesp. 57
Emotional Needs of Families with Children Who Have Special Needsp. 63
Parental Reactionsp. 65
The Family as a Systemp. 69
Sibling and Extended Family Needs and Reactionsp. 71
Caregivers as Team Membersp. 74
Options for Family Involvementp. 75
Working with Culturally Diverse Familiesp. 95
Working with Parents Who Abuse or Neglect Childrenp. 99
Working with Parent Populations with Special Needsp. 101
Recognizing Special Needs: Identification and Assessmentp. 109
Changing Philosophies and Practicesp. 112
What Is the Process of Identification?p. 113
The Early Intervention Teamp. 122
The Early Educator's Responsibility as a Primary Observer of Childrenp. 124
Types of Observation Techniquesp. 127
Determining the Focus of an Observationp. 129
Use of Standardized Tests with Young Childrenp. 131
Assessment within the Classroomp. 134
Situational Factors to Consider During Assessmentp. 135
Problems Associated with Early Identification, Assessment, and Evaluationp. 138
Future Trends in Assessment of Young Childrenp. 140
Developing Individualized Intervention Programs and Plansp. 147
Before Activity Planning Can Begin: The IEPp. 148
The Case of Dannyp. 151
The Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)p. 160
Transition Practicesp. 167
Implementing Intervention and Instructional Strategiesp. 171
Curriculump. 173
From Annual Goals to Daily Activitiesp. 174
Writing Goals and Objectivesp. 180
Providing a Wide Range and Variety of Activities and Experiences for Each En-Route Behaviorp. 184
Keeping Recordsp. 186
Generic Instructional Strategiesp. 192
Play as an Important Teaching Contextp. 200
Arranging the Physical Environment to Maximize Learningp. 203
Considerations for Adapting Curricula for Children with Specific Special Needsp. 205
Promoting Social and Emotional Developmentp. 215
Developing a Healthy Personalityp. 217
Building a Healthy Environmentp. 224
Facilitating Social Skillsp. 232
Encouraging Developmental Play Behaviorp. 234
Helping Children with Emotional and Behavioral Problemsp. 241
Use of Reinforcementp. 254
Special Needs of Children Who Are Maltreatedp. 256
Special Needs of Children Influenced by Prenatal Substance Abusep. 259
Helping Young Children Develop Motor Skillsp. 273
The Development of Motor Skillsp. 275
Atypical Motor Developmentp. 287
Assessment of Motor Abilitiesp. 289
Therapeutic Interventionp. 293
Movement Educationp. 300
Nurturing Communication Skillsp. 313
The Subskills of Languagep. 315
Contribution of Social Interaction Theory to Understanding Early Communication Developmentp. 318
Stages of Development of Communication Skills in Young Childrenp. 318
Necessary Conditions for the Development of Communication Skillsp. 324
Nurturing Speech, Language, and Conceptual Skillsp. 330
Classroom Strategies That Facilitate Communicationp. 334
Facilitating Communication in Children with Severe and Multiple Disabilitiesp. 336
Working with Children with Hearing Impairmentsp. 345
Working with Children with Visual Disabilitiesp. 346
Working with the Child Who Has Autismp. 347
Working with the Child Who Has Language Differencesp. 347
Collaborative Consultation with Speech and Language Specialistsp. 349
Encouraging the Development of Cognitive Skills and Literacyp. 359
What Is Cognition?p. 361
Basic Cognitive Processesp. 361
Development of Cognitive Skillsp. 363
Demonstration of Cognitive Skills Through the Developmental Stages of Children's Playp. 367
Causes of Cognitive Impairmentp. 369
Facilitating the Development of Cognitive Skills in Infants and Toddlersp. 369
Facilitating the Development of Cognitive Skills in Preschoolersp. 373
Working with Children Who Are Cognitively Differentp. 379
Academic Readinessp. 382
Facilitating Cognitive and Information-Processing Subskills Related to Academic Achievementp. 383
Development of Literaryp. 394
Cultural Differences in Early Language and Literary Experiencesp. 397
Strategies for Facilitating Emergent Literaryp. 400
Transition to Kindergartenp. 402
Effective Use of Paraprofessionals and Volunteers In Early Intervention Programsp. 411
Who Are the Paraprofessionals?p. 413
Preparing to Work with Paraprofessionalsp. 414
Recruiting Paraprofessional Servicesp. 419
Mutual Learning Through Orientationp. 423
Defining the Teacher's Responsibilities to Teacher Aides or Volunteersp. 427
Evaluating Paraprofessional Servicesp. 431
Recognizing and Rewarding Time and Servicep. 435
Preventing Burnout Among Paraprofessionalsp. 437
Appendix A: Chart of Typical Developmentp. 442
Appendix B: Find Your Child's Speech and Hearing Agep. 452
Appendix C: Reflexes, Reactions, and Implicationsp. 454
Appendix D: Competencies for Trainees in Early Childhood Special Educationp. 456
Appendix E: Assessment Techniques for Use with Young Children: A Samplingp. 461
Appendix F: Individual Materials for Use with Young Children: A Samplingp. 468
Appendix G: Periodicals Relevant to Early Interventionp. 472
Glossaryp. 474
Author Indexp. 481
Subject Indexp. 487
About the Authorsp. 493
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